What it is: Learning objectives

Our online courses are aimed at professionals or would-be professionals who wish to know more about how the art market works and how they can work in the art market. We have in mind practicing artists; students emerging from art schools or from their academic studies; professionals who work with artists, collectors or dealers; or just those who want a guide to how the art market works. Run in partnership with ArtReview, our courses are delivered by leading practitioners in a wide range of fields.


The series of online courses Art Studies Online will help learners of all categories to understand how the art market is an important, dynamic, and growing branch of the cultural and creative economy, describing its complex structures and influential actors. The courses invite current and future art professionals, practicing artists and those simply interested in getting to know more about the Artworld to navigate this ecosystem composed of galleries, artists, art fairs and more.

Each subject will be offered at several levels, from introductory to more specialised coverage to deepen the student’s knowledge within a particular area. Alternatively different courses can be chosen for a broad coverage. Like a box of chocolates, there are different layers and different types, to be mixed and match just as one likes.


How does it work: Course structure

We will move through eight course levels, each explaining a different aspect of the general topic of the course. Courses will start on the 15th of each month, 10 am GMT and proceed for eight weeks after that date. Participants will have access to the platform and its content for the whole duration of the course and it will be possible to extend the access period if more time to complete the course is required. Everybody can complete the course at his/her own pace, as each exercise is individual, although it is preferable to keep advancing week per week with the class, to fully benefit from the forum discussions. An important aspect of IESA’s courses is in fact the advantage of being evaluated not only by academic staff and mentors, but also by fellow participants.

Each week will be divided into multiple video segments, readings and objects that can be grouped or viewed separately. There will be short exercises after each level and several standalone assignments during the various levels. You will need approximately three hours per week.

After the completion of the course, the students who have opted for taking the course for credits will have to complete two assignments that will be marked and discussed by the course tutor; if the grade if sufficient, the students will receive 3 ECTS 

How much does it cost: Course fees

single course: £350

course with certificate and 3 ECTS: £450

Partner: ArtReview

ArtReview is one of the world's leading international contemporary art magazines. Founded in 1949, it is dedicated to expanding contemporary art's audience and reach. We believe that art plays a vital role in inspiring a richer, more profound understanding of human experience, culture and society today. Aimed at both a specialist and a general audience, the magazine features a mixture of criticism, reviews, reportage and specially commissioned artworks, and offers the most established, in-depth and intimate portrait of international contemporary art in all its shapes and forms.

ArtReview publishes nine issues a year, including two special focuses: The Power 100 and Future Greats. Additionally ArtReview publish a series of artist books, regional art guides and supplements.

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